About Us

Learn more about the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center.

Studies

Descriptions of completed and in-progress health workforce studies by the WWAMI RHRC.

Publications

Links to findings from research studies by the WWAMI RHRC.

Presentations

Presentations and posters from research studies by the WWAMI RHRC

About Us

The WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) is one of seven rural health research centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to perform policy-oriented research on issues related to rural health care. The WWAMI RHRC, which was established in the fall of 1988, is based in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and works closely with the state departments of health and Area Health Education Centers in the five WWAMI states (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) as well as other researchers and policymakers across the United States and internationally.

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Rural Health Research Center


Recent Publications

Patterson DG, Coulthard C, Garberson LA, Wingrove G, Larson EH What Is the Potential of Community Paramedicine to Fill Rural Health Care Gaps? J Health Care Poor Underserved 2016;27(4A):144-158Read More
Mroz TM, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Garberson LA, Patterson DG Community Factors and Outcomes of Home Health Care for High-Risk Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Center, University of Washington Policy Brief #161Read More
Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Larson EH Graduates of Rural-centric Family Medicine Residencies: Determinants of Rural and Urban Practice Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Center, University of Washington Policy Brief #159Read More

Recent Presentations

Patterson DG, Coulthard C, Garberson L, Wingrove G, Larson EH What Are Community Paramedicine Programs Doing to Fill Rural Health Care Gaps? Community Paramedicine Insights ForumRead More
Andrilla CHA, Larson EH, Garberson L, Coulthard C Challenges in Providing Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Places “Model for drug prevention and treatment in rural settings" United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, Vienna AustriaRead More
Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Coulthard C What makes physician assistant training programs successful at training rural PAs? National Rural Health Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MNRead More